tv KCRG TV9 Early Morning News ABC December 16, 2015 5:00am-6:00am CST
source, this is kcrg-tv9 news early morning news. iowans on medicaid will have to make a decision soon. all four of iowa's major hospitals are now a part of the new privatization plan. the university of iowa is still reporting hundreds of mumps cases. and officials are saying the problem won't go away anytime soon. kidnapped k-9s. multiple households in cedar rapids have reported their dogs stolen last month. good morning! it's wednesday december 16th. here is a live look at . first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on a windy wednesday across the region! if it's trash day in your area, watch for bins blown over as gusts may hit 40mph at times. while a sprinkle or two may occur with
won't really see much out of this from a rain standpoint. we'll see a gradual downturn in temperature, and we should be down around 35 by 6pm. plan on dry conditions through sunday, but our temperatures will be undergoing a rollercoaster ride. our coolest day will be friday with upper 20s common, with highs bouncing right back into the upper 40s by sunday. today: windy, falling temps high: 42-48 winds: sw 20-30 g 40 alo: 40 dbq: 45 iow: 45tonight: mostly cloudy low: 24-30 winds: w 15-25 alo: 26 dbq: 27 iow: 28tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 31-37 winds: "" alo: 32 dbq: 34 iow: 34 thanks kaj. iowans have one more day to sign up for a new medicaid plan before private companies take over the
governor branstand announced yesterday that all four of iowa's major hospital systems are now a part of the state's medicaid modernization plan. they include mercy health network... university of iowa hospitals and clinics, unity-point health and genesis health system. the four represent more than 35 hundred medicaid doctors, 73 rural clinics and 47 general hospitals. the last day people can sign up for coverage is thursday, and coverage begins january 1st. providers have until the end of tt year to sign up.p. the university of iowa may not have seen the worst of it yet when it comes to students with mumps. earlier this fall, u-i responded to dozens of cases offering free vaccinations. on november 9th, johnson cocoty public health reported 116 cases of mumps. the vast majority were believed to be at the ui. just last week, there were 162 cases ported. and as of monday, 196 people reported having mumps, 152 of them were
tv-9's forrest saunders is live in the newsroom this morning. forrest, are school administrators seeing any sign of this letting up? not yet. ui officials say after talking with the state medical experts, they don't think this outbreak has peaked yet. that likely won't happen until sometime after christmas break. cases at the u-i are the highest they've been since a large outbreak in 2006, when they reached a couple hundred. this year, to fighback, the school l fered free vaccinations in november to those under 25. about 48-hundred mumps and rubella shot at eight clinics spread out across mpus. so far, u-i o oicials said the effort hasn't slowed numbers. instead, more and more are getting sick. a college student, it takes them out of commission for at least five days. the students t tt pretty sick. some of them are for six or seven days. " ui officials expect case numbers
dramatically in the next few weeks. that's not because the outbreak has peaked, just because students have gone home for wintetebreak. officials expect similar numbers of mumps cases will return when students do. even though the clinics are gone. students 24 and under can still get that free vaccination at the imu. back to you nicole. thanks a lot forrest. university of iowa presidentt& bruce harreld has apologized for saying instructors who aren't ready y teach their classes should be shot. harreld wrote in an email that his statement to the university's staff council was "an unfortunate off-the-cuff rark." he says he's used the comment in many forums previously without complaints. a staff member called harreld's remark "irresponsible and unprofessional." but a union representing graduate students calls harreld's remark a threat. the union contends it also violates university policy. the graduate students say harreld should resign. a reno, nevada man is accusing t iowa state patrol of illegally taking his
a traffic stop. and it happened friday, the same day the iowa supreme court ruled from dvers when they're not facing charges for related crimes. was about an officer taking extra time during a routine traffic stop to bring in a drug dog without good suspicion of a drug crime. tim callahan was ststped for going 62 in a 55 mile per hour zone near council bluffs. he says the state trooper wrote a ticket and then made him and a passenger wait for a drug dog. when the dog allegedly "hit" for an illegal substance, the patrol searched his vehicle. but when the search turned up no drugs, police still kept computers and other property in the car. "i was shocked, i couldn't to do that. there has to be probable cause before you can seize property like that. "
in council bluffs who filed a motion in court monday to get his stuff back. he says he only learned about the supreme court ruling the same day, after he started investigating what to do. callahan also asked the iowa chapter of the american civil liberties union for help and intends to pursue a civil case against the state. cedar rapids police say pet owners need to keep an eye on their dogs when they are outside. police have reported two pit bulls stolen in the last month. the first from a back yarron maple drive northwest and the second from a home on second street southeast. this eight month old pit bull puppypis one of those stolen dogs. the pet owners say someone opened the tall wooden gate surrounding their yard and took the dog. the family had planned to microchip the dog. animal shelter workers say microchipping can't prevent theft but can help return a stolen dog. 56562 "it probably will help, especiily if your animal is taken to a veterinarian. if a vet scans
animal and your information isn't on it, but you're the person who brought it, they'll at least question that." police also recommend watching your dog, even if it's on a leash. the city of coralville's credit rating has taken a blow. moody's investors service has lowered its bond rating for the city. a bond rating affects a city's ability to borrow and the cost of borrowing. moody's has given coralville a b-a-a 3 rating. that's the lowest investment grade debt rating. moody's cited the city's high debt profile and liabilities. those include ownership of a hotel, golf course, performing arts center, brewery and restaurant. city officials say they're working to imimove the city's credit profile. iowa city is focusing on a new east side sports complex that could bring more recreational sports to the area. the hope is to transform about 75-acres of city owned farmland at taft avenue and 420th street southeast into recreational space.
flooding forced tennis courts and baseball diamonds in lower city park to close for much of the summer in 2013 and 2014. project leaders hope to have a draft of the new east side sports complex out sometime in the next month. it will likely include more tennis courts, baseball diamonds and soccer fields. "we've even heard a need for an additional indoor space, which wasn't something we were really looking at from the onset, a walking track, gymnasium, there seems to be a lot o odifferent ideas out there. " they're also considering things you might not normally see at an athletic complex, things like cross country trails, or maybe a pickle ball set-up. officials hope to get a good mix of sports and activities. iowa has the top high- school graduation rate in the country. that's according to data from the u-s department of education. it shows 90-point-5 percent of high school seniors graduated in the
the e tional rate is 82 point 3 percent. we want to remind you to send in nominations for our gazette kcrg tv-9 student of the month. if you know a student that excels in the classroom, the arts and the community, head to kcrg dot com. just go to the features section on the top right of the page and click student of the month. we will announce three finalists for january on the first tuesday of the month. a cedar rapids city council member has left the council but isn't leaving politics. she's hoping to represent iowa in the house of representatives. plan on a windy wednesday
region! if it'srash day in your area, watch for bins blown over as gusts mayayit 40mph at times. while a sprinkle or two may occur with this passing warm front, we won't really see much out of this from a rain standpoint. we'll see a gradual downturn in temperature, and we should be down around 35 by 6pm. plan on
but our temperatures will be undergoing a rollercoaster ride. our coolest day will be friday with upper 20s common, with highs bouncing right back into the upper 40s by s sday. high: 42-48 winds: sw 20-30 g 40 alo: 40 dbq: 45 iow: 45tonight: mostly cloudy low: 24-30 winds: w 15-25 a a: 26 dbq: 27 iow: 28tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 31-37 winds: "" alo: 32 dbq: 34 iow: 34
cedar rapids city council member monica vernon has a new focus this morning. she said goodbye just before the final city council meeting of the year yesterday.y.ernon did not n for re-election to the council last month. she's concentratin g on her bid for iowa's first district congressiona l seat. she's hoping to win the democratic nomination to face incumbent republican rod blum next fall. the university of wisconsin men's basketball team has a new coach this morning. bo ryan retired last night in a post-game press conference. ryan says he thinks it's time to retire to spend more time wiwi family. he coached the team for 14 seasons.
good morning this is the agribusiness report. i'm david geiger. ---- the u-s-d-a is starting a second phase of a data gathering survey to see nationwide farm management and conservation progress.. u-s-d-a's natural resources conservation service is the lead agency for the project.. they say the c cservation effects assessment project is critical to quantify the impacts of
will help improve u-s- d-a policies and practices that improve voluntary conservation delivery.. "we truly believe that voluntary conservation can work. we truly believe that landowners all over the country have a keen interest in the sustainability of their resources. they realize that in order for them to continue to provide for themselves and their families that sustainability of their resources is important." jordan says the n-r-c-s nts to continue to be a partnererith landowners and provide resources that may be needed for operators to be the best stewards. ---- argentina's new president is holding up his promise to agriculture. president mauricio macri eliminated export taxes on ag goods like beef.. wheat.. and corn.. and cut a soybean tariff.. and that's impacting the grain markets "the grain market's having a bit of a setback here today and really it's about world competition and on rallies we continue to to see a pickup in farmer movement but.." "..argentina did eliminate the export tax. 20 percent tax on corn. 23 percent
lowered the export tax on soybeans down five percent to 30 percent. so world competition is pressing the market along with support on breaks continues to come from positions squaring ahead of the year end and this is the last full week fo trading of the year." "the catttt market is finding some solid support here today. we did have a bit of a market that is oversold but the real supportive factor on theattle market's coming from the conditions that
feedlot areas just med conditions poor performance." "the hog markets taking bit of a breather here today after hitting some five week highs. slaughghr's expected to move down into next year and come on under a year ago. but it's the massive supplies short term that's continued to cap rallies." ---- country of origin labeling tariffs may start as soon as next week.. the world trade organization officially authorizes canada and mexico to retaliate against the u-s labeling laws as soon as friday.. but according toto w-t-o meeting.. it's likely next week. canada and mexico can impose up to a billion dollars in tariffs because of losses to cool.. in a joint statement.. they called on congress to repeal the labebeng requirements for beef and pork to stop the retaliation.. canadian
justin trudeau says they would rather not have the retaliatory measures.. but they will stand up for farmers and canadians he says unfairly affected by cool.. in the omnibus spending bill congress is trying to pass this week.. there could be a repeal of cool. ---- that wraps up our show for today.. thanks for joining us on the agribusiness report.. ---- we'll post a video every ay in the agribusiness section of kcrg.com. you'll find it under the news tab. i'm david geiger with the agribusiness report. trt 3.53 oc webtease an iowa state university survey says iowa farmland values dropped nearly four percent this year. the report says farmlandndvalues dropped to a statewide average of about 76-hundred dollars an acre. that's down from a peak of 87-hundred dollars per acre in 2013. the researcher says stagnant commodity prices and declining farm income means values probably won't rise any time soon. but he says they're still almost 14 percent higher than 2011 values. in eastern iowa, farmland values dropped in all counties except allamakee,
the region! if it's trash day in your area, watch for 40mph at times. while a sprinkle or two may occur with this passing warm front, we won't really see much out of this fbom a rain standpoint. we'll see a gradual downturn in temperature, and we should be down around 35 by 6pm. plan on dry conditions through sunday, but our temperatures will be undergoing a rollercoaster ride. our coolest day will be friday
highs bouncing right back into the upper 40s by sunday. today: windy, fallllg temps high: 42-48 winds: sw 20-30 g 40 alo: 40 dbq: 45 iow: 45tonight: mostly cloudy low: 24-30 winds: w 15-25 alo: 26 dbq: 27 iow: 28tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 31-37 winds: "" alo: 32 dbq: 34 iow: 34 if you're planning to escape the winter wwther, a nice sunny getaway could be just the ticket. you could either spend
hire a travel agent. in today's angie's list report - the benefits of using a travel agent. "hiring an experienced travel agent can be a great idea if you've got a complicated trip or if you're traveling internationally. they'll be able to coordite the hotels, the airfare* any tours you want to take, and they may have access to special packages that you couldn't find on your own." "some people think using an agent is an expensive proposition. actually it, most of the time, is less expensive. in addition, you get what you want and you know where you're going and you have all the support." ere are several r rasons why hiring a travel agent can help you get what you want and have less stress. first of all, they schedule everything from plane, boat, and train tickets. also, if you run into a sticky situation, a travel agent works with you to fix the problem. especially if you have an emergency, they can clear it up for you. travel agents also work with
the time and build relationships with them. that means they can pull some deals for r u. some problems because there are so many deals to look through. finally, the cost for a travel agent isn't that much because agencies receiveveheir pay froro airlines and hotels. so most of the time, you just pay for the cost of your trip. you can find more helpful tips on angies list dot m. people in eastern iowa have had the chance to speak out about a across iowa. now the department of natural resources will give people another chance to speak up. stay with your 24 hour news source, kcrg-tv9. it's ---. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now,
friends and loved ones mourn the loss of an iowa state student from eastern iowa killed in a hit and run. debate wrap-up. 20-16 g-o-p presidential hopefuls are busy assessing their performances from the last debate of the year. and cases increasing. reports of students with the mumps at the university of iowa continue to rise. and you're looking live on our city cam this morning. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on a windy wednesday across the region! if it's trash day in your area, watch for bins blown over as gusts may hit 40mph at times. while a sprinkle or two may occur with this passing warm front, we
much out of this from a rain standpoint. we'll see a gradual downturn in temperature, and we should be down around 35 by 6pm. plan on dry conditions through sunday, but our temperatures will be undergoing a rollercoaster ride. our coolest day will be friday with upper 20s common, with highs bouncing right back into the upper 40s by sunday. today: windy, falling g mps high: 42-48 winds: sw 20-30 g 40 alo: 40 dbq: 45 iow: 45tonight: mostly cloudy low: 24-30 winds: w 15-25 alo: 26 dbq: 27 iow: 28tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 31-37 winds: "" alo: 32 dbq: 34 iow: 34 thanks kaj. in a tv-9 follow-up this morning.. police haven't made any arrests in the hit and run death of an urbana teen at iowa state. 18-year-old emmalee jacobs died on monday on the ames campus. she just graduated from center point-urbana high h school last may. school officials say she was a bright student, involved in sports and fine arts. jacobs put a lot of her time into her center point
where her pastor says she will be greatly missed. her friends remember her as a fun and honest person. "anybody in our community family or friends canome and spend a little time, sometimes people just need to be together and t tk and just remember and share stories " "she was honest. she was confident in herself and she could be goofy and she didn' care if anyone thought she was being goofy, cus she's emily." " the church plans s hold a remembrance service tomorrow night at 7 o'clock. it's also hosting a visitation for jacobs on friday from 4 to 8. the funeral will be on saturday morning at 10:30 at center-point urbana high school. a head on crash invnvlving a pickup and a semi killed an iowa county man. the iowa state patrol says it happened just before 11-30 yesterday morning. troopers say 43-year-old johnny bagwell junior of marengo was driving south on highway 151
amana. they say he crossed the center line and hit a northbound semi truck. the medical examiner say bagwell died at the scene. the crash closed highway 151 for several hours. with rivers rising in eastern iowa, the city of cedar rapids has closed a couple of roads. at includes otis roaoaalong the riviv, between the cargill plant to prairie creek fishery. creek flooding also closed j street southwest at prairie creek. and the cedar river will continue to rise through the week. terrorism and trump. republicanan presidential candidates focused on those topics in the last dfbate of the year. most of the questions focused on the best way to fight isis. donana trump defended his position - banning all muslim visitors and immigrants to the u-s. jeb bush criticized the idea and trump's viability as a candidate.
ted cruz and marco rubio also got into a tough backck and forth. the democratic presidential
is back in eastern iowa today. hillary clinton will be talking to voters in iowa city at 2:45 this afternoon. that will be at old brick church. then she will gogoo mason city for another town hall. clinton plans to be there at 5:45. the iowa d-n-r will listen to concerns today about a controversial pipeline that would cross t
t state. the meeting is scheduled from 5 to 7 o'clock tonight in des moines. last month the iowa utilities board heard from more than 200 people. the board will eventually decide if it will let the company, permit application for dakota access and expects to make a decision later this winter. mumps is a growing problem at the university of iowa. school administrator s say they don't see any sign of the tbreak slowing down. on november 9th, johnson countnt public health reported 116 cases of mumps. the vast majority were believed to
just last week, there were 162 cases reported. andnds of monday, 196 peoeoe reported having mumps, 152 of them were at u-i. rg-tv9's forrest saunders joins me at the desk this morning. forrest, this? ui officials don't think so. in talks with state health officials the school says that may be a ways off. the ui has taken measures to fight the outbreak, but as of yet, , at effort hasn't shown any impact on the spread of the disease. you can't see it on the sidewalks of campus, but mumps continues to spread at the university of iowa.only a handful o ocases showed up at first, back in late september. as of monday, officials confirmed about 160 had mumps at the ui. typically numbers of cases never get anywhere close to that. "in an average year, sometimes you see one or two. the numbers are very low. a really random case here or there, but it doesn't spread."lisa james, the ui's associate director for clinical outreach, said mumps numbers this year are the highest they've been
a large outbreak of the contagious disease. a couple hundred cases showed up on campus. nat crowd with numbers again inching that direction, the ui fought back in november with free vaccinatio. about 48-hundred students got a third measles, mumps and rubella shot at eight clinics spread out across campus. did it help? the shots don't seem to have slowed case numbers as of yet. james hopes that will happen sometime afafr students return from christmas break. "no one really knows the right number for herd immunity, which can protect a whole community. we certainly have done a good number@of students. but, as you know, our student enrollment is over 30-thohoand." mumps is caused by a virus. it's spread by droplets, meaning coughing, sneezing, kissing, even talking can infect another person. symptoms include fatigue, fever, muscle aches, and the teleltail sign of swelling under the ears, on one or both sides. if you get it, health officials say it will likely put a person out of commission for about five days. on campus, students are still talking about it. but
didn't sese concerned. "i know that pretty much all my friends got the vaccination, but i didn't get the second booster shot because i already got the first two. not too worried about it." ui officials expect case numbers will drop draratically in the next few weeks. that's not because the outbreak has peaked, just because students have gone home for winter break. officials expect similar numbers of mumps cases will return when students do. even though the clinics are gone.e. students 24 and under can still get that free vaccination at the imu. right. thanks a lot forrest. seseral dubuque businessss are
out after police say someone intentionally drove through the city's veterans memorial plaza. it caused 15-thousand dollars in damage. police sayt happened sometime late last friday night or early saturday morning. they say someone drove a dark colored s-u-v through the plaza, knocking over a column and kerry bowman, the owner of pinot's pallet, said she plans to host a wine and painting event as a fundraiser on february second. all of the proceeds will help pay for security cameras for the veterans plaza. "you know we need to honor and protect this memorial for the people who protected us during troubled times and nowadays. " the dubuque association of independent insurance agents made a donation yesterday to help cover the cost of replacing this bench. that bench honored the memory of two brothers, vincent and leo troy. a temporary homeess shelter in iowa city has picked up right where it left off -- it's full.
the temporary emergency shelter in iowa city. this year the shelter is inside an empty offffe building. ititrovides an emergency place for people to stay who can't or won't stay at the city's only other facility for the homeless, the shelter house. the temporary shelter will stay open through mid-m-mch. city leaears in iowa city, coralville, and north liberty will distribute holiday meals to more than four thousand people this week. it's part of "project holiday," a food drive the crisis center of johnson county organizes each year. the food bank coordinator for the crisis center of johnson county says it's important to remember those in need during the holiday season. the crisis center says the besesdonation is money. 20 dollars can feed an entire family. retailers are struggling this holiday season -- especially those that sell winter gear. and they're blamamg the ununeasonably warmer weather for the selling slow-down. plan on a windy wednesday
region! if it's trash day in your area, watch for bins blown over as gusts may hit 40mph at times. while a sprinkle or two may occur with this passing warm front, we won't really see much out of this from a rain standpoint. we'll see a gradual downturn in temperature, and we should be down around 35 by 6pm. plan on dry conditions through sunday, but our temperatures will be undergoing a rollercoaster ride. our coolest day will be friday with upper 20s common, with highs bouncing right back intntthe upper 40s by sunday.
stocks posted their biggest gains in more than a week yesterday. now investors await news on interest rates as the fed gets set to make its announcement later today after wrapping up its two-day meeting. the dojones gained 156 the s and p pumped 43. and the nasdaq -- 21. a plunge in u-s produced crude oil, which tumbled below 35 dollars a barrel for the first time since the 200909inancial crisis has hurt stocks. unseasonably warm weather has hurt retailers. macy's has said that it will need to offer big discounts to sell its winter inventory. nordstrom is also blaming w wmer temperatures for its slow performance. nationally, sales of hats, gloves and scarves are down about two percent. kohl's says it will once again offer marathon pre-christmas shopping hours. most kohl's stores will open at seven a-m today and stay open 24 hours a day through
the region! if it's trash day in your area, watch for bins blown over as gusts may hit 40mph at times. while a sprinkle or two may occur with this passing warm front, we won't really see much out of this from a rain standpoint. we'll see a gradual downturn in temperature, and we should be down around 35 by 6pm. plan on dry conditions through sunday, but our temperatures will be undergoing a rollercoaster ride. our coolest day will be friday with upper 20s common, with highs bouncing right back into the upper 40s by sunday. today: windy, falling temps
high: 42-48 winds: sw 20-30 g 40 alo: 40 dbq: 45 i i: 45tonight: mostly
winds: w 15-25 alo: 26 dbq: 27 iow: 28tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 31-37 winds: "" alo: 32 dbq: 34 iow: 34 thanks kaj.
here's a look at today's top stories... family, friends and community members are remembering the life of urbana teen and iowa state student emmalee jacobs. ames campus -- a victim of a hit-and-run. the center point u uted remembrance
west branch. scott westerberg has the highlights. the 6-0 bears hosting the 6-0 cougars of cascade...late third quarter....tatu m koenig with the nice bounce pass to haley mullinnix...bears up 10... cougars rally in the 4th...lisa tucker in the lane for a pair....cascade cuts it to 5... then it's abbie ruggeberg from just inside the three point line to make it a 4 point gamam...abbie had 18.... but the bears were able to hold off the rally....the pass inside to allyson simpson for 2 of her 16 as west branch remains perfect with a 52-46 win. to the boys game where the cougars looked to stay unbeaten and the bears gave them all they could handle...cooper koenig buries a three from the wing....then the nice high- low action results in a bucket for cooper kabela....west branch within
me nice ball movemenen..dev in green inside for 2 us the foul....then green buries the mid-range jumper....casc ade needed overtime but the cougars escape with a 57-55 win. in west branch, scott westerberg tv9 sports. we had a girl-boy doubleheader on kcrg 9.2 tonight. wash hosted kennedy. ladies first and wash took a took a 47-43 lead in the fourth quarter on a big time drive by joniqua clark.. and kennedy down three and time running down in the game.. sidney hayden with ice water in her veins ties the game with six seconds left..the warriors had a chance to win it in regulation.. clark at the buzzer no comes up just short and they went to overtime.. and the soccer star hayden hit another triple and kennedy wins the girls game in ot 67-59. to the guys. and a big run by wash in the fourth.. keon wills with the long trey.. and the warriors took a 51-53 lead on the ian thomas stroll down the lane.. but kennedy came back and cut the lead to one on this matt bbst long ball.. but
laveechie williams knocked down two to put out of reach and wash wins the boys game 55-51. over at linn-mar totoght. jaimie printy's undefeated lions hosted city high. and future hawkeye amanda ollinger with back to back rainbow three's to start the game.. the second one put her over the 1,000 point plplue.. congrats amanda.. city high answered with a trey of their own from brin hanra-han.. and then here comes aashl ens on the break and she finishes.. and 9th ranked city high knocked off linn-mar 60-49.. and a lot of good girls games tonight.. marion entertained benton community. and both teams came out bombs away leah van-wheelden connects and then ellie harrold banks one in.. i heard her call glass.. and then checkout the nice drive by mia laube for the kiss.. the bobcats respond with a little string music from the softball star alyssa weebell but marion beat benton community 50-39.
basketball program today.. naz mitrou long will miss will the rest of e year to recover from arthroscopic hip surgery he had on both hips this past spring.. the pain is just too much and boy is that a big loss. naz will seek a medical redshirt. with long out the t ting is perfect t r marquette transfer deonte b bton to work into the mix this saturday against uni. the 6'4 burton is an explosive athlete as you can see by his high flyg dunks! deonte is a good addition to this teamamspecially in transition he is gonna be fast there are times he is gonna play at the four and that will be a great advantage he will be faster than most four's in the country and when we get a steal he is just another body to get out their and he can make plays passing and p pying above the rim too. vtr : : oc: "playing above the rim too "